Labor in this instance means laboratory, not hard work, and Das Labor takes the scientific approach to cocktails – waiters here wear lab coats and serve shots ranging from toxic to radioactive to flammable in test tubes. If that all sounds a bit too contrived, the Thursday evening beer pong tournament brings it all down to earth. Be aware that arriving after 9pm on Thursdays means you have to pay an cover. Every other time, entrance is free.
Sonnenstraße 5, Munich, Germany, +49 177 7999909
With more than 130 types of gin in stock, Couch Club is Valhalla for fans of the juniper berry. Gin tastings happen on the regular and give guests a chances to try more than 100 gin and tonic combinations – malaria prevention never tasted so good. Those who aren’t into gin will still find plenty of alternatives on offer, and the vibe here is chill and relaxed with couches, foosball, music and snacks.